Observation 89362: Caloplaca subsoluta (Nyl.) Zahlbr.

When: 2009-04-05

Collection location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
I just added a photo to the bottom of the stack
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2014-09-28 20:54:33 CDT (-0500)

While it was taken at different time and different boulder (but near the first one), I think this might be all the same species. The microscopy (for the bottom photo, provided by Jim Bennett): Prothallus black; Thallus lemon yellow, esorediate; Apothecia orange-brown, yellow margin; Spores 8-9×4, isthmus 4, ellipsoid, end walls thin.

Will ask an expert.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-03-21 23:52:02 CDT (-0500)

Since I’m lacking equipment of that precision – I’ll save this specimen for to be IDd later.

Dust inspection
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-18 23:19:58 CDT (-0500)

Only thing I know how to do is section an apothecium and check the cellular structure of the exciple at 400×. Not as helpful as you were hoping, I bet. Your other option, of course, is to ask an expert. :)

I’ve got a sample
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-03-18 21:41:50 CDT (-0500)

That’s too big of a word, though – it’s like an “apothecia-infused dust”. What do I look for?

Yes, I agree
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-03-15 01:28:05 CDT (-0500)

Look like C. subsoluta, too.

Similar to #89314?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-03-14 20:23:27 CDT (-0500)

I wonder if this is similar to observation 89314 – I can get a sample of this one.

Created: 2012-03-14 20:17:36 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2014-12-14 21:10:41 CST (-0600)
Viewed: 249 times, last viewed: 2017-10-15 17:52:01 CDT (-0500)
Show Log